Pixel Prize Competition Exhibition

Published: Wednesday 14th October 2015

Don't forget to visit the McGlade Gallery to view this year's Pixel Prize Competition Entries.

The Pixel Prize Competition provides high school students from Australia (NSW, VIC, ACT and QLD), with the opportunity to:
  • develop their passion for photography by addressing a topical theme
  • attend an exhibition opening and prize-giving night with industry professionals
  • meet with young budding photographers
  • win fantastic prizes and be rewarded for their effort and talent.

This year's Theme: 'Freedom'

Freedom means different things to different people. For many, it is a reality experienced and enjoyed every day. For many others, it is a distant dream yet to be fulfilled.

2015 is a pivotal year in the history of freedom – the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from a South African prison, the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act in the United States, and the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

These were monumental 'political' events, but freedom can be viewed and understood through multiple lenses – personal, social, cultural, political and economic. What does freedom mean to you?

"The secret of happiness is freedom; the secret of freedom is courage." - Carrie Jones, (Author).

"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." - Nelson Mandela.

Exhibition and Prize Giving

The short-listed entries in each State will be exhibited at their local ACU campus gallery. Participants, their families and visual arts/photography teachers are invited to attend the exhibition opening and prize-giving and to view the exhibition while it is on show.

New South Wales

Exhibition Opening and Prize-giving: Thursday, 8 October 2015 at 6.30pm
Venue: McGlade Gallery, ACU Strathfield Campus, 25A Barker Road, Strathfield, NSW, 2135
Exhibition closes: Saturday 17 October
Gallery hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 11.00am – 4.00pm.


Exhibition Opening and Prize-giving: Friday, 9 October 2015 at 6.30pm
Venue: Peter W Sheehan Gallery, ACU Brisbane Campus, 1100 Nudgee Road, Banyo, QLD, 4014
Exhibition closes: Monday 26 October
Gallery hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9.00am – 5.00pm.


Exhibition Opening and Prize-giving: Thursday, 12 November 2015 at 6.00pm
Venue: Graham Street Gallery, ACU Melbourne Campus, 3 Graham Street, Fitzroy, VIC, 3065
Exhibition closes: Friday 20 November
Gallery hours: Weekdays, 11.00am – 4.00pm.